Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways
Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Airways. Official site. 


Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British airline that operates primarily on long haul routes. The license, which the company owns, gives it the right to operate aircraft with 20 or more seats.

The company was founded in 1982. It was founded by attorney Randolph Fields and a former pilot. Alan Hellary. Fields had long cherished the idea of ​​creating an airline, but he needed the support of a knowledgeable person, a professional in his field. Hellary came to the rescue. In addition to the skill and professionalism of the former pilot, his friends, the same former pilots, played an important role in the creation and initial development of the airline.

Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways plane

 In 1984, the aircraft of the new air carrier made its first flight and marked the beginning of the grand career of the future Virgin Atlantic Airways, which began to bring profit to its owners from the first days of its existence. Every year the company replenishes its air fleet, and already in 2002 the number of transported passengers exceeded 3,5 million. And in 2006, this figure was close to 5 million.

Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways bar

In 1991 year, Virgin Atlantic Airways has received permission by the UK Government to make its flights from Heathrow. More than 70% of flights started to go from this particular destination, the rest - from Gatwick Airport.

In 2008 the airline significantly expands the scope of its activities and attempts to use biofuel on some aircraft models. In the same year it was purchased by three hydrogen limousine.

Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways 343

Its fleet consists of the most modern airliner, designed for long-haul flights and is considered one of the best fleets in the world.

Virgin Atlantic Airways for many years the work has been awarded many prizes:

- The best company, flies to the United States;

- according to the respondents of The Mail on Sunday newspaper - favorite airline;

- Best Airline in Western Europe;

- Best transatlantic company;

- The company that owns the best waiting room in the world.

Airline Virgin Atlantic Airways service

On board the aircraft service is according to three classes of service:

- business class (comfortable chairs, built-in sockets, individual screen, bedding, mini-bar, varied menu);

- Premium economy (in other words - improved economy class, where passengers can enjoy individual entertainment system, a set of necessary things in flight, get free food);

- economy class (free food and drinks, travel kits for each passenger). 


Basic data of Virgin Atlantic Airways:

  • Country Airlines: United Kingdom.
  • Air-haul lines in Central America, USA, Africa and Asia in London.
  • Year of occurrence airlines: 1984.
  • IATA airline code: VS.
  • ICAO airline code: VIR.


Virgin Atlantic Airways (Virgin Atlantic Airways). Official site:


Contact details:

  • Main airports airlines: LondonHitrou, LondonGatvik.
  • The mailing address of airlines: TheOffice, ManorRoyal, Crawley, WestSussex, RH109NU, UK.
  • City Airline Phone: + 441293616161.
  • Airlines Fax: + 441293561721.
  • International flights Airlines: Antigua, Accra, Boston, Barbados, Grenada, Washington, Delhi, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Dubai, Lagos, Cape Town, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nairobi, Miami, Orlando, New York, Saint Lucia, San Francisco, Tobago, Sydney, Chicago, Tokyo, Jamaica, Shanghai.
  • The airline has the following types of aircraft:  AirbusA330-300, AirbusA340-300, AirbusA340-600, Boeing747-400.



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Uniforms stewardess: Virgin Atlantic. United Kingdom.

Uniforms stewardess: Virgin Atlantic. United Kingdom.


Airlines of the World and Russian ...

Constantly I am committing flights from London to San Francisco. Very convenient route, no delays. Flights are always timely. Returning then to Russia, I can see how far behind in terms of service, even well-known aviation giants.

During the flight, the plane almost got into a zone of turbulence, which once again proves the professionalism of the pilots and the general training of staff to resolve panic.

Nice to know that the company is not in place and continues to progress for the better. Good luck to you!

Flight delayed at 15 minutes. Airplane, though not too big, but very cozy. I got a good place, passengers peacefully snuffle around. The silence was such that even if a fly flew all to hear. Issued to all blankets, brand new, beautiful. Very pleased that flew with them. When planting filmed everything on video right out of the window. How nice, in a word!

I traveled with Virgin Atlantic Airways many times and on a two-week vacation, of course, I did not change my habit. Twice a year I fly to the Caribbean islands and 1 times I flew with VA. The British, unlike Virgin, completely disappointed me, despite their advanced status and advertising. The staff on board are rude, perceive you as an enemy and from every question are annoyed. Virgin Atlantic is much better! If you fly with it, it feels like a holiday starts right on the plane. The staff is well trained, they fulfill all your requests with joy. I only once asked to set up my monitor and all ran. Something was pushing, picking it up as a result, they transferred me and my wife to the business class, because there were no seats in the economy, and the system did not work out. Service is worth the money that you give. Good interior lighting, stunning entertainment and convenient places. There is one minor drawback - a small thickness of pillows. Of course, the plane is not a hotel, but I would like to have the pillows a little thicker. Good food. Although one passenger complained that her child wants pizza, but she does not. It was difficult for her to explain that there was no restaurant on board and offered nuggets, pizza, hamburgers, etc. For every child with a different taste they can not. Excellent airline, I recommend.


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